I had a great time and definitely increased my productivity by going to a coworking space while I was in L.A. Now that I am back in Sweet Home Chicago, I need a place to go when I have to get out of the house – and when a coffee shop just won’t do. Today I checked in... Read more »
I caught up with Sean McGinnis, founder of 312 Digital, yesterday via Google+ hangout. His company has a full-day, live training class on digital marketing that will be held next Tuesday, January 22, at the AON Center. Some of the smartest experts out there will be presenting. The course, Intro to Digital Marketing, is perfect for... Read more »
Financial planning and tax season got you down? I recently interviewed Kelley C. Long, CPA, the founder of KCL Financial Coaching. She is providing tax preparation services this year as a logical addition to the financial coaching she does with her clients. I think you will enjoy her great energy and the enthusiasm she brings... Read more »
The eBay of rentals? Zipcar model for renting “stuff”? I think RentStuff.com is going to be very Successful In Chicago. Their site launched in Nashville in August and they are expanding to Chicago by year-end. Want to bring in a little extra cash? Chris Jaeger, the CEO and Co-Founder of RentStuff.com, shares his thoughts about... Read more »
How do you build a thriving company after being laid off in a down economy? Satisfy a business need! Lauren Young, the CEO/Founder of Freshly Baked Communications, shares her story about starting her company right before the recession hit. Now in January 2012, her company is launching “Knead to Rise,” a six-week training program that will help start-ups... Read more »
IT Consultant Turns BBQ Restaurateur. I have eaten at Smoque BBQ and the place was beyond packed the two times that I was there. A great example of being Successful In Chicago. Check out Barry Sorkin’s interview with Jay Delaney of CreateTheMap.com. Check out the interview here.
Can’t heal old scars? Can’t source and manufacture locally in the U.S. and make a profit? NewMedical Technology, Inc., winner of the “Exporter of the Year” Award for 2011, says they can heal and grow. A great example of locally grown biz.
We keep hearing about interacting with brands and how brands are trying to create loyal fans. On today’s Small Biz Spotlight, I talk to Wes Donohoe of Pegmo. Pegmo is a new company that helps businesses and people engage.